It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make to them; a man may live long, yet get little from life. Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will - Montaigne, Essays
A wife lasts only for the length of the marriage, but an ex-wife is there for the rest of your life.
It's the degree of success and the length of time that is amazing.
I was always very grateful I was never hot. In the entire length of my career, I haven't been the most adored.
I write from the same place I parent, and since becoming a single parent, I have found it difficult, if not impossible, to write anything of length.
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.
According to USA today, the average length of an attention span of a man in America is 23 minutes.
What the government has to do, if it wants to govern for any length of time, is it must appeal primarily to the third parties in the House of Commons to get them to support it.
Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
My concern today is not with the length of a person's hair but with his conduct.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
TV is a fickle business. I'm only good for the length of my contract.
Well I directed a few feature length things for HBO in the late eighties.
If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall.
Selenite occurs in abundance in well formed clear crystals of several inches in length.
I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.
I wrote eight full-length adult novels in my twenties. None of them were published
Hopefully, as a band, it will grow and develop for a good length of time.
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